Gliding along the world’s longest unsupported span, Whistler’s Peak 2 Peak Gondola connects two side-by-side mountains—Whistler and Blackcomb—and is the longest and highest continuous lift of its kind. The gondola was built for skiers, snowboarders, hikers, and sightseers alike to travel between the two internationally renowned snow- and sun-sport wonderlands. With incomparable views of the surrounding peaks, you’ll get some of the freshest mountain air and most spectacular vistas in all of British Columbia.
The Peak 2 Peak Gondola runs 2.7 miles (4.4 kilometers) at a lofty 1,430 feet (436 meters) between the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain and the Rendezvous Restaurant on Blackcomb Mountain. As you fly between the mountain resorts, gaze down through the cabin’s glass floor at the valley below and enjoy 360-degree aerial views all around. From the gondola terminals, you have access to over 200 marked runs, and more than 30 miles (48 kilometers) of alpine walking, hiking, and biking trails.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The gondola ride takes about 11 minutes, with services departing every minute.
- The Peak 2 Peak terminals are accessed from Whistler Village via the Whistler Village Gondola and from the base of Blackcomb (the Upper Village) via the Wizard Express and the Solar Coaster Express.
- Depending on the season, once you reach the mountaintop you can either ski, snowboard, hike, or bike the high alpine terrain.
How to Get There
Whistler is accessible on a day tour from Vancouver via either a short scenic flight or 2-hour drive on the scenic Sea to Sky Highway. The drive from Vancouver is about 70 miles (113 kilometers).
When to Get There
Whistler Blackcomb and the Peak 2 Peak Gondola are open year-round, and activities vary based on the season. There’s snow on the ground about 200 days a year, with November and December being the least crowded ski months. Kids programs and camps are available in the summer, and biking and skiing instruction can be booked upon arrival.
Skiing Whistler Blackcomb
During the winter, the Peak 2 Peak Gondola is free to use with a lift ticket from the Whistler Blackcomb resort. Various lifts connect skiers and snowboarders who want to experience the 200 marked runs—from beginner to advanced—that crisscross over 8,100 acres (3,278 hectares) of terrain on both mountains. The gondola also offers access to a vast area of unmarked and unpatrolled backcountry skiing and riding in Garibaldi Provincial Park.